Welcome to Terrigal Gestalt Institute

Dinah Buchanan - Gestalt Therapy Training Central Coast New South Wales

Dinah Buchanan

Welcome to our website. Here you’ll find information about the history and practice of the Gestalt approach and what we offer. Our services are located on the Central Coast of New South Wales in East Gosford. Terrigal Gestalt Institute was founded in 2005 and is an independent training and educational organisation providing Professional training and personal development programs, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision and mentoring, and premises for Clinical Practitioners (at The Gestalt Centre in East Gosford).

Please take some time to enjoy our site and don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact form or by calling Dinah on 0439 752 710 / 4322 8868.


Dinah Buchanan

Counselling & Therapy sessions are available for a number of issues including life transitions / stress/anxiety/grief & loss/ infertility & pregnancy loss/ personal & spiritual development /Couples Coaching

Clinical Supervision (Individual & Groups)

Contact Dinah on 0439 752 710 

As well as being the Director of Training for TGI Dinah also has a private practice on the Central Coast offering counselling and clinical supervision. If you would like to experience this very creative and holistic approach to counselling give Dinah a call for a series of introductory sessions.

“Often clients experience profound shifts in awareness and clarity that they may not have experienced in more traditional therapy – this is a personal journey well worth undertaking.”



art 5Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice

Central Coast – East Gosford    

Sydney – TBC

A 6 weekend experiential course designed to introduce practising clinicians to the Gestalt modality, so that it can be integrated into existing practice. The course is taught in a small group setting with an integration of theory, practice and experiential work. The course is usually structured over 6 weekends over a seven month period.  click here for dates

Suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, coaches and related professions.

 NEXT INTAKE:  September 2015  Taking Enrolments now


 Two facesCertificate of Clinical Supervision

Central Coast – East Gosford     

This is a comprehensive and creative training in Clinical Supervision that meets PACFA & ACA requirements for clinical supervision training.

This course is Gestalt based and structured over 7 Saturdays over a six month period, plus group supervision. click here for dates

Note that cost INCLUDES all required supervision on supervision sessions. Participants must have had 5 years experience as a counsellor / psychotherapist and be able to attend all training. This course meets all PACFA & ACA Supervision training standards and participants will be eligible for registration on the ARCAP Register after completion of the course.

This course is multi-disciplinary and is open to therapists trained in any modality.

NEXT INTAKE:  AUGUST 2015    Taking Enrolments now


art 5Advanced Certificate of Gestalt Therapy

Central Coast – East Gosford

Further professional development training in the Gestalt approach following on from the Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice course.



art 5Advanced Clinical Training –  Gestalt Therapy

Central Coast – East Gosford

Further professional development training in the Gestalt approach following on from the Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs.

This program is a mentoring and apprenticeship program with a high supervision and clinical component.

TGI photoAdditional Offerings

In addition to the above Training courses Terrigal Gestalt Institute offers the community an opportunity to experience Gestalt therapy in the form of:


‘TGI Counselling Clinic’: View Brochure

Members of the public are able to access six free counselling sessions with our Gestalt therapist students.

‘TGI Graduate Clinic':


Members of the public are able to access low cost sessions with our Graduate Gestalt therapists.

Please contact Dinah on 0439 752 710 to book in for any of the above.